ASUS continues with a strong commitment to gaming equipment. One of the most interesting is the new ROG Zephyrus M16, which combines powerful performance thanks to its 11th generation Intel processor, a 16-inch screen and dimensions that allow users to play or work from anywhere.
One of the keys to the ROG Zephyrus M16 from ASUS is its looks. The laptop presents a gaming aesthetic with details that will not leave any gaming enthusiast indifferent, such as the backlighting on the keyboard or the finishes on the case. All this, without presenting a strident aesthetic, something that the most discreet may like. The ASUS laptop also highlights for its weight, of only 1.90 Kg. Also because of its thickness, less than 2cm.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 has, on the other hand, some soft materials for greater comfort when resting your wrists while you play or work. All this, while maintaining the feeling of robustness.
16-inch screen in the body of a 15-inch
In relation to the screen, the ROG Zephyrus M16 from ASUS arrives with a 16-inch panel with a QHD resolution and a brightness that amounts to 500 nits. All this, with an anti-reflective film and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. It has hardly any frames, which has allowed the company to include this panel in a chassis of a 15-inch laptop, optimizing space to the maximum.
The screen refresh rate is undoubtedly one of the greatest features of this team. 165 Hz can be adjusted through system settings, and translate into much more fluid and immediate movements in compatible games. This significantly improves the user experience both in the professional field – all transitions are smoother – and in the gaming field.
The quality of the screen, on the other hand, is excellent both in sharpness and in representation of the colors, which remain intact at any angle. ASUS also offers different options at the software level that allow you to adjust the screen calibration to the user’s taste. It does so through Armory Create, software pre-installed on the computer that allows you to modify the most important parameters of the laptop. In the case of the screen, it is possible to choose between several display modes depending on the type of activity that we are going to carry out. For example, the FPS mode is perfect for strategy and combat games, as it adjusts the colors so that the darkest scenes are seen more clearly and thus facilitate the detection of the opposing team.
Superb hardware for the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
The excellent 16-inch screen is accompanied by unprecedented performance. On a technical level, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 features an Intel Core i7-11800H processor with 2.3 GHz, up to 32 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. A configuration that makes it a perfect equipment for games, and it offers performance to spare for professional users looking to work with demanding programs.
The team manages to move any game without messing up, even the most demanding from a graphic point of view. The gaming experience is also complemented by the aforementioned Armory Create application, where it is possible to access the library of games installed on the computer, adjust the performance to the taste of each user and check some parameters, such as the statistics of the CPU and GPU or the fan speed, which change depending on the performance mode that we have selected.
The performance modes, accessible from the program or through an option on the keyboard, allow us to manage the power of both the CPU and the GPU, the noise of the fans or the energy consumption, to the task that we are doing. For example, for office automation tasks or internet browsing, It is possible to activate the Silent mode, where the fans lower their power. For simpler games, Performance mode is the ideal choice. And for those more demanding tasks or games, it is possible to activate a Turbo mode, where the equipment delivers the maximum of its capabilities, or a manual one, with parameters predefined by the user. In these last two cases, yes, the equipment is required to be connected to the current.
Such high power requires a powerful cooling system to prevent the laptop from overheating. In this case, ASUS has opted for a liquid metal cooling system that is responsible for cooling the CPUwhile the fans help dissipate heat from the sides and back of the computer.
A 90 Wh battery capable of charging to 50% in 30 minutes
The Zephyrus M16 battery lasts up to 10 hours of video playback thanks to a 90 Wh battery and a charge that is capable of filling 50% of it in just 30 minutes.
ASUS, on the other hand, does not forget about the details, and this ROG Zephyrus M16 has many noteworthy features. Its Dolby Atmos compatible sound It is excellent, as well as the 3D microphones that the equipment itself integrates, which also has noise cancellation through an algorithm. These are perfect for, for example, streaming content or making video calls.
It does not lack, in addition, connections. The laptop includes a USB-C port, a Thunderbolt 4, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, a USB 3.2 GEN 1, a microSD card slot, HDMI connector, Ethernet port, and microphone and headphone jack.
Is the ROG Zephyrus M16 the ultimate gaming choice?
The ROG Zephyrus M16 is an excellent choice for users looking for a computer to play with. Also for those people who need a laptop that performs in demanding tasks, such as video editing, images, graphic design, etc. The software functions and extra options that ASUS includes also help to provide a more personalized experience and always according to what we do at the moment.
The team comes standard with Windows 10 Home, and you will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 for free once it is available. The news of the new Microsoft operating system, such as the ability to download Android apps, are also compatible with this new team.
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 is available for 2,599 euros. This version includes an 11th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD, as well as an Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU.